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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

96                                     FLORA INBICA.                        [dnonacea*
tis, pedunculis unifloris, bract sis 2 magnis jotundatis submembrana-
ceis nervosis ante florationem alabastrum involventibus, petalis ovali-
oblongis, carpellis baccatis oblongo-cylindricis dorso bicostatis longe
pedicellatis. JPatt, Cat. 6485 ! (excl E et Gr). U. grandiflora, Wall.
PI. As. Ear. ii. L121 j Roxb. II Ind. ii. 665 ; W. et A. Prod. i. 9 ; Alph.
DC. Mem. 29. TJ. platypetala; Champ.; Benth. in Hook. Kew Journ.
iii. 257. Unona grandiflora, DO. Prod. i. 90.
HAB. Pegu, Wall.!; et in Penins. Malay.: ad Penang, PMllipsJ
Malacca, Griff1./ et Singapur, Loll /(?. *.)
DISTRIB. Sumatra! Java! Ins. \Philippin. (Cumintj, 1380!) Hong-
kong I
Frutex scandens, sarmentosus. HamuU distichi, mgricantes, rugosuli, juniores
pilis stellatis fusco-tomentosi; portes novellai omnes deuse fiisco-tomeatosstj. Folia
acuta vel acuminata, rarius obtusa, 6-12 poll, locga, 2-fJi lata, pctiolo -^-polJ.,
coriacea, supra sparse stellato-pubescentia, ncrvo medio piloso, demuui glabresceivtia,
nitida, nervosa, subtus pilis fulvis stcllatis dense tomcntosa, plcrunique marginc un-
dulato-repanda. Pediinculi extra-nlares, sscpe oppositifolii, pollicares, subclavati.
Bracteee tomcatosfie, deciduic. Alalastrl globosi. Sepala, extus tomcntosa, late
orata, obtusa, iiervosa. Flows purpurci, diametro 3-pollicares, suaveolcutes. JPe-
iala 1-1^-polliearia, sub lente j>ubescentia> interiora angustiora, basi angustata.
Baccce 1-4 poll, longai, Icvitcr torulostu, oblique acutiusculce, flavae, tomeutosac,
dorso costis 2 promineutibua distantibus notata;, pedicdlo 1-1^-pollu'ari suffulta*.
Sewina partitionibus celJulosis separata.
De Canclolle, who described this plant in the Prodromus, from spocimcas bi^oughl
to Europe by Leschflnault, gives Bengal as the locality; but these sx)edmens were
doubtless collected in the Calcutta garden, where the plant hat* Ioiig1)ecu cultivated.
"We have not seen the fruit, which, however, is described and figured by Wullich.
2.  TJ. ferruginea (Hani, mss.); foliis obovtitis vel oblougis, pe-
dunculis oppositifoliis uuitloris medio unibracteatis, petalis ovato-ob-
longis ciaereo-tomentosis.
HA.B. In prov. Avaad Meaday, Hamilton!(v. $. in Herl, Mu$, Brit.)
3?rutex scamlcns. famuli elongati, Iseves, fulvo-toracutosi, paucifoliati. Folia
distantia, supra adprcsse pubesccntia, subtus laxc stcllatiin pnbcscentia, ad costain et
nerves fulvo-tomcutosa, 4-0 poll, longa, 2^-8^ lata, pctiolo ^-poll. PedtemwK so-
litan'i, dense ferrugmeo-tomentosi, ^--| poll. longi, medio bracteam Janceolatam scuii-
pollicarem gereutcs. Sejurfa lata-o"vata, -j^ poll, longa; $etala % ppll. longa.
There is only one specimen of this plant in the British Museum, but it seems
' so unlike anything else we have seen that we have no hesitation in dowlimg it n$
distinct. As we have not examined the flowers, we have only the general appearance
to guide us in referring it to Uvaria. It is evidently a climber, and t he specimen
exhibits a less woody appearance than is usual in tbo Order,, being an elongated, soft?
shoot, with few aud distant leaves.
3.  U, Hamilton!! (H.f. et T.); foliis obovato-oblongis superne
aagustatis et in acumen gracile productis membraiiaccis utrinquc pu-
bescentibus, pedunculis * oppositifoliis  1-2-floris,  bracteola parva in
medio pedicello, petalis late obovatis, carpellis longe pedieellatisj ovali-
subglobosistomentosis.U.^urpurca, W"all. Cat. C485 E!
HAB. In montibus Bebar propc Mongliir, Hamilton /; et socus basin
oiientalis-, in prov. Siklcim! et Assam !(v. r.f&ct.)